When Paul Francis from Zildjian gives you a booth tour at NAMM, you hope beforehand the footage is packed with knowledge, top-of-the-head specs and insights that you will never learn at a local store. And it turned out to be just that. In these three videos Zildjian's Director of Research and Development gives you really all you need to know about the new FX effect cymbals, their background and the cutting stacks, and all the details on the new Kerope and K Organic Ride and Constantinople Renaissance ride.
The new Zildjians for 2015 Zildjian showed nine new cymbals in three categories at NAMM 2015:
5 FX cymbals
The new in the Zildjian Effect Cymbal line
Two new Kerope cymbals that are heavier in weight
As follow up on the 2014 introduction of the Kerope line
And two new K rides:
- 21" K Custom Organic Ride,
- 20" K Constantinople Renaissance ride
New FX Effect Cymbals - video 1
FX Spiral Stackers (10" and 12")
FX Oriental China Trashes (8" and 10")
The Volcano Cup Zil-Bel
Fun fact: the Zil-Bel in its Vulcano shape is a 'cut-out' from the 19" K Custom Hybrid Trash Smash. Paul Francis demos all the different combinations at the Zildjian booth at NAMM 2015.
New Heavier Keropes - video 2 This year, the new Kerope cymbals start in weight where that weight was the heaviest you could get last year. Zildjian expanded the weight range of these two models in the Kerope cymbal line to get more stick definition
The 20" Kerope Medium now features a range of 2,126 - 2,381 grams,
The 22" Kerope Medium has a range of 2,523 - 2,721 grams.
More new K family cymbals - video 3
The 20" K Constantinople Renaissance ride has an overhammered bell and is a thinner cymbal with great crashability. It weights between 1,786-1,871 grams.
The 21" K Custom Organic Ride was designed in conjunction with drummer and educator Pat Petrillo and features a unique wire brushed finish and more of a raw sound. It weights between 2,267-2,494 grams
Aaron Spears demos 5 new FX models
Pat Petrillo demos the 21" K Custom Organic Ride
Adam Nussbaum demos the 20" K Constantinople Renaissance Ride